Popular Buchanie advertising account manager, Phyllis Mundie has bid farewell to the paper - and her valued customers - after 31 years in the business.
Phyllis was given a grand send-off last Tuesday as her colleagues presented her with a watch and a bouquet of flowers to mark her retirement from the company.
An emotional Phyllis said she would sorely miss working with her colleagues at the paper and all her loyal customers, past and present.
Phyllis joined the Buchan Observer sales team in March 1985 when the offices were based in Chapel Street, and quickly worked her way up the ranks to the post of advertising manageress, building up an extensive list of clients in and around the Buchan area.
As well as a valued member of the Buchanie team, Phyllis is well-known in the community, being an active member of Peterhead Rotary Club, a former chair of Peterhead Scottish Week and a current member of Light Up Peterhead.
She said: “I had the best years of the Buchanie, everyone remembers the queues and buzz on a Monday night when the papers came out and having to lock the door to keep the newsagents at bay until sales time.
“I’ve seen many changes over the years from being a family business to becoming part of Johnston Press.
“However the Buchanie is still here and its still your local paper whether you access it online or buy it weekly.”
“I really will miss everyone and would like to thank everyone for my lovely gifts.”